A PICTURE OF A SOUTHERN TOWN: LIFE IN WARTIME READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1945
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A general view of the busy counter in the main Post Office in Reading. A number of clerks are working behind the grille of the counter, which runs along the length of the office. In the centre, several elderly ladies are sitting at a table and chairs. Many young men and women are queuing to buy stamps and the like. The original caption states that "Reading Post Office not only serves the people and industry of the town, but is the distributing centre for the Counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire... 107 sub offices are under the control of Reading's Head Postmaster, 74 of which are in rural districts".